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    Spam War: Telcos to soon filter out unregistered commercial SMSes

    ET had reported in November that the telecom regulator had imposed penalties collectively amounting to Rs 35 crore on eight operators including Bharti Airtel, Voda-Idea, Jio and BSNL for violation of TCCCPR on various counts, which allowed cyber criminals to issue fake SMSes.

    Narinder Kapany: Unsung hero who coined term 'fibre optics' and touched billions of lives

    Kapany, 94, passed away peacefully in Redwood City, California, a world away from Moga in Punjab where he was born and the hill town of Dehradun where he grew up. He graduated in 1948 from Agra University, later receiving his doctorate from Imperial College London in 1955.

    Vodafone Idea in talks to offer tracking tech to vaccination companies

    The end-to-end monitoring will start the minute the vaccine leaves the factory bound for an inoculation hub, including storage time at cold chains. Vi’s enterprise business unit has developed the IoT solutions and vaccine temperature sensors.

    HFCL to put ₹125 cr into R&D to bag civilian and defence market share

    “The outlook for 2020-21 is very positive and our focus is on expanding revenue from our own designed products,” Mahendra Nahata, managing director of HFCL, told ET.

    Telecom and technology: The pathway to $5 trillion economy is no more a secret

    While many of us await the February 1 annual budget announcements to spur revival, the Covid era has brought telecom to the centre stage. Digital aspirations are ripe and have a board mandate to transform.

    Only DISCOMS are authorised to install rooftop solar plants, empanel vendors: Govt

    ​ The ministry informed that almost all the DISCOMS have issued online processes for this purpose and residential consumers willing to set up a rooftop solar plant under MNRE scheme can apply online and get rooftop solar plants installed by listed vendors.

    India, Japan sign ICT cooperation pact

    Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Japanese minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda Ryota Signed MoU virtually exchanged the signed MoU.

    OneWeb secures $260 million more from Softbank, Hughes Network

    “The capital raised to date positions the company to be fully funded for its first-generation satellite fleet, totaling 648 satellites, by the end of 2022,” a statement released by OneWeb said on Friday.

    DoT pares telecom revenue estimate by 70% to Rs 40,000 cr

    The govet expects to net around Rs 40,000 crore from telecom sector this fiscal, less than a third of the budget estimate of Rs 1.33 lakh crore, mainly due to the absence of 5G airwaves in next auctions and limited payments towards past AGR dues.

    Optic fibre contributes major part of telecom carriers' infrastructure spend: Sterlite Tech

    Following the demand triggered by service providers' aggressive Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) strategy, and upcoming fifth generation (5G) networks, the Pune-based predominant optic-fibre producer is planning to invest Rs 300-crore to boost its production capacity.

    Telcos remind users to prefix '0' for landline to mobile calls from January 15

    Telcos remind users to prefix '0' for landline to mobile calls from January 15

    Reliance Jio, too, has sent messages to fixed line users urging them to ensure that they prefix 0 when dialling any mobile number from a fixed line number.

    That 30-second Covid message is taking hours of our time

    That 30-second Covid message is taking hours of our time

    Consumer groups say those pre-call covid messages are hugely problematic. They say the message being played across networks is estimated to be causing wastage of around 1.3 crore man-hours a day, and invariably holds up or delays distress calls from going through during emergencies.

    Airtel Africa dials Mastercard for strategic payment play

    Airtel Africa dials Mastercard for strategic payment play

    Both companies joined hands last September with Samsung and Asante Financial Services Group to launch a pay-on-demand payments platform to drive the digital economy for under-banked consumers and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa.

    Prefix '0' for all landline to mobile calls from January 15

    Prefix '0' for all landline to mobile calls from January 15

    Bharti Airtel on Wednesday informed customers that “effective January 15, it would be “mandatory to prefix `0’ before the mobile number while dialling from a landline," as per a DoT directive. Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio, state-run BSNL and MTNL are likely to do the same.

    5G infrastructure will become software-defined, ecosystem to be enterprise-driven: Dell

    5G infrastructure will become software-defined, ecosystem to be enterprise-driven: Dell

    Roese said in 2021 and 2022 the industry would see the shift to building edge computing platforms that can run multiple edge experiences and software-defined services on them to solve the edge proliferation problem.

    HFCL Limited to scale up FTTH cable production by 33%

    HFCL Limited to scale up FTTH cable production by 33%

    HFCL Limited, one of the top two India's optic fibre makers, is planning to increase Fibre-to-the-Home or FTTH cable production by 33% at its Hyderabad facility following the robust domestic and overseas demand, and a Rs 7,500-crore order book.

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